White Wedding
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It's modern day South Africa and in Cape Town the beautiful Ayanda (Zandile Msutwana) is just days away from achieving her lifelong dream: the perfect white wedding. The only problem is that her husband-to-be, the loyal, committed Elvis (Kenneth Nkosi) is 1800 kilometres away in Johannesburg. He sets off on Tuesday night by bus to Durban intending to connect with his childhood friend and best-man Tumi (Rapulana Seiphemo). But the plans start to go awry when Tumi doesn't show up at the bus station. Not an auspicious beginning, but this is just the first in many comic and illuminating… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 52%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"While it's a relief to visit a side of Africa that's not beset by poverty and war, we learn little about the characters."
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"This is a movie so excited to exist that it overwhelms you with plot. Sitting through it is like opening the door to an overloaded closet. Stuff just tumbles out."
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"...the didactic and unbelievable nature of many of the conversations and events, sometimes emphasized by cross-cutting, strains the patience of even the most generous viewer."
‑ Sarah Boslaugh, Playback:stl
"[A] pleasant, intentionally lightweight, South African road-movie romance with a sly integrationist political agenda."
‑ Gerald Peary, Boston Phoenix
"From the evidence of Jann Turner's ingratiating comedy White Wedding, it's fair to say some groundbreaking is going on in South African cinema."
‑ Kelly Vance, East Bay Express
"A film that chafes, even as it ingratiates."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"Some scenes are mild fun, but the mishaps that befall our hero aren't especially inventive, and although the South African setting provides a bit of interest, it's never really used incisively."
‑ Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle
"At its best when looking at the 21st century trying to get a foothold in a country where a rural landscape, centuries of indigenous tradition and decades of entrenched colonial racism make progress difficult."
‑ Ian Buckwalter, DCist
"The film trivializes real problems in South Africa so I won?t feel bad saying that White Wedding makes it seem like the biggest danger facing the post-apartheid South African film industry is falling victim to Hollywood clichés."
‑ Beth Accomando, KPBS.org
"The conflict is superficial, easily rectified, but this allows a feel-good ending with little collateral damage."
‑ Annlee Ellingson, Moving Pictures Magazine
"A tepid, cliché-ridden marriage comedy from South Africa."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"An enjoyable film set in South Africa that makes full use of the country's lingering apartheid tensions and generational divides without ever losing its smile."
‑ Neil Genzlinger, New York Times
"When it's all over, it's no more satisfying than a not-bad sitcom."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
"A cinematic soap opera that shows what can be done with expensive cars a high fashion clothes. Not much."
‑ Ron Wilkinson, Monsters and Critics
"Whether this is Vegas or Cape Town, the girl stays home moping while the boys go out and play."
‑ Diego Costa, Slant Magazine
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